Progress Report

March 2015 Highlights

By the Numbers


Total items were added to the K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)


References questions answered by Faculty and Graduate Services librarians. 


Meetings/events hosted by the library with 107 after hours or on weekends.


Documents were delivered from K-State’s collection to other colleges and universities through Interlibrary Services


Questions from students, faculty, staff, and the public were answered by Hale Library Help student employees, staff and librarians.


Items lent by Interlibrary Services to aid researchers at other colleges. 


Items were borrowed by Interlibrary Services from other libraries.   


Items were checked out, returned, or renewed at all of the K-State Libraries’ Manhattan campus libraries (Hale plus all branches, including the Veterinary Medical Library).


Individuals came into Hale Library in through the 2nd floor public entrance gates. This is 4,652 more patrons than were recorded for March 2014.


Selected Accomplishments 

The university records task force, chaired by Cliff Hight, submitted its interim report to Provost Mason and Dean Goetsch.

Crossing Borders editors (Jason Coleman, Stacia Gray, Tim Cochran) published the first issue of the journal. The issue is available at

Thomas Bell coauthored an article titled “From suits to robes: the use of African inspired apparel as a communication tool in the mid-twentieth-century American avant-garde jazz community” that was published in the Fashion, Style & Popular Culture journal. 

Several faculty and staff attended the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference in Portland, OR.  Dean Goetsch was the national conference chair.  Adriana Gonzalez co-chaired the Scholarship Committee and Casey Hoeve was a member of the TechConnect Presentations Committee. 

Marcia Stockham was reappointed as Assistant Dean.

The Libraries held its annual employee recognition ceremony.  Awardees honored were: Felisa Osburn, University Support Staff; Janice Barrons, Dean’s Award for Professional Staff; and Michelle Turvey-Welch, Hobrock Award. Jason Coleman was also recognized for achieving tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

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Last updated: 05/15/2015